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The Hakone Museum of Art (p, Hakone Bijutsukan), located in Gora, was founded by Okada Mokichi in 1952. Its sister museum, the MOA Museum of Art was later built in Atami City on the Izu Peninsula.

The museum displays mainly Japanese ceramics from prehistoric times through the Edo Period (1600-1868). These include a number of large earthenware and ceramic vessels such as a haniwa burial statue classified as an Important Cultural Property.

The museum also features a pretty moss garden with stone paths winding through the shade of its maple trees. The garden beautifully reflects the seasons with brilliant autumn colors during November and vibrant greens in spring. There is also a teahouse where green tea is served for a small fee.

Besides the moss garden, the museum grounds additionally feature a Japanese landscape garden, the Sekirakuen Garden. The garden spreads over the slopes of Gora, featuring large decorative stones, a mountain stream and views over the valley and mountains.

Getting there and around

The museum is located on the slopes of Gora, just above Gora Park. It is a three minute walk from Koenkami Station of the Hakone Tozan Cablecar between Gora and Sounzan, or a ten minute walk uphill from Gora Station.

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    • Yoshimatsu
      Luxury
      Surrounded by bamboo trees and hills, Yoshimatsu is a traditional Sukiya-style Ryokan (inn) with beautiful outdoor hot spring baths. Overlooking Mt. Fuji and Lake Ashi, it provides a free shuttle from Hakone Machi Bus Station. Fitted with tatami-mat flooring, these classic Japanese-style rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and Yukatas (Japanese-style bathrobes). En suite bathrooms have a bathtub. Yoshimatsu is a 5-minute walk from Lake Ashinoko Cruise Station and a 9-minute walk from Lake Ashinoko. It is within a 15-minute walk from Onshi Hakone Park and an 8-minute drive from Narukawa Museum. Breakfast and dinner are served to the guest rooms or in the main dining room upon request. These special Kyoto-style set meals are prepared according to the season's freshest ingredients. Guests can enjoy a relaxing stroll around the landscaped gardens and koi ponds. The hotel also provides massage, karaoke rooms and free parking. Free Wi-Fi is available at the lounge.
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    • Hakone Villa Bizan
      Mid-range
      Featuring a restaurant, bar, shared lounge and free WiFi, Hakone Villa Bizan is located in Hakone, 600 metres from Hakone Shrine and 1.7 km from Hakone Checkpoint. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. Each room comes with a balcony. At the hotel, each room is equipped with a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. The rooms come with a kettle, while some rooms are equipped with a kitchen with a microwave and a stovetop. Guest rooms at Hakone Villa Bizan are equipped with a seating area. An American breakfast is available daily at the accommodation. Lake Ashi is 2.7 km from Hakone Villa Bizan, while Hakone Open-Air Museum is 9 km away. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 110 km from the hotel.
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    • Onsen Guest House Tsutaya
      Budget-friendly
      Featuring 2-star accommodation, Onsen Guest House Tsutaya is situated in Hakone, 7 km from Hakone Lalique Museum and 7 km from Hakone Botanical Garden of Wetlands. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and a shared kitchen, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. The ryokan offers a hot spring bath. Owakudani Valley is 9 km from Onsen Guest House Tsutaya, while Pola Museum is 25 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 99 km from the accommodation.
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    • okcs Retreat Hakone villa
      Luxury
      Okcs Retreat Hakone villa in Hakone provides adults-only accommodation with a restaurant, a shared lounge and a garden. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The property is allergy-free and is set 400 metres from Venetian Glass Museum. All guest rooms come with air conditioning, a fridge, a minibar, a kettle, a bidet, slippers and a desk. The rooms are equipped with a coffee machine and a private bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer, while certain rooms also offer a kitchen. At the ryokan every room is fitted with bed linen and towels. Guests at okcs Retreat Hakone villa can enjoy a buffet breakfast. The accommodation offers 4-star accommodation with a hot spring bath and terrace. Guests at okcs Retreat Hakone villa will be able to enjoy activities in and around Hakone, like hiking and cycling. Pola Museum is 1.7 km from the ryokan, while Hakone Lalique Museum is 1.8 km from the property.
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    • MEIBI Hakone Yumoto
      Mid-range
      MEIBI Hakone Yumoto has river views, free WiFi and free private parking, situated in Hakone, 10 km from Hakone Open-Air Museum. All units here are air-conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV, a living room, a well-equipped kitchen with a dining area, and a private bathroom with bidet, slippers and a hairdryer. A microwave, a fridge and stovetop are also available, as well as a kettle. Hiking can be enjoyed nearby. Hakone Gora Park is 10 km from the holiday home, while Hakone Shrine is 12 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 93 km from MEIBI Hakone Yumoto.
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    • Hakone HOSTEL1914
      Budget-friendly
      Situated in Hakone, a 29-minute walk from Hakone Open-Air Museum, Hakone HOSTEL1914 has a shared lounge. The property is around a 36-minute walk from Hakone Gora Park, 7.9 km from Owakudani Valley and 6.1 km from Pola Museum. Venetian Glass Museum is 5.4 km from the property. With a shared bathroom, rooms at the hostel also offer free WiFi. Hakone Botanical Garden of Wetlands is 7.1 km from Hakone HOSTEL1914, while Hakone Lalique Museum is 6.6 km away. Tokyo Haneda International Airport is 73 km from the property.
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    • Hakone Mori No Yado
      Budget-friendly
      Hakone Mori No Yado features a restaurant, bar, a shared lounge and garden in Hakone. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. Free WiFi is available and private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. Complete with a shared bathroom, the units at the guest house come with air conditioning, and some rooms come with a seating area. Guest rooms feature bed linen. Guests at Hakone Mori No Yado can enjoy an American breakfast. You can play table tennis at the accommodation, and the area is popular for hiking. Hakone Open-Air Museum is 2.1 km from Hakone Mori No Yado, while Hakone Gora Park is 2.4 km away. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 101 km from the guest house.
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    • Masutomi Ryokan
      Mid-range
      Just a 5-minute walk from Hakone Yumoto Train Station, Masutomi Ryokan features open-air hot spring baths, spacious guest rooms and free Wi-Fi. Guests can reserve the rooftop bath at an additional fee. On-site parking is available for free. The ryokan provides Japanese-style rooms with traditional futon bedding and rooms with Western beds and a tatami (woven-straw) seating area. A TV and a telephone are equipped in all rooms, and bathroom is shared with other guests. Ryokan Masutomifs front desk is open 24 hours, and gift items can be purchased at the on-site souvenir shop. Drink vending machines can be used. The property is a 20-minute drive from O-wakudani and Lake Ashifs Sightseeing Cruise Pier. Traditional Japanese meals are prepared with organic vegetables and fresh seafood, and served in the on-site Fukuryu-an restaurant.
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    • Gora Saryo
      Luxury
      Featuring a lush, 3000 square metre Japanese garden, Gora Saryo is a 20-minute taxi ride from Hakoneyumoto Train Station on the Odakyu Romancecar Line and also a minute away from Kamigora Station on the Hakone Tozan Cablecar. Gora Saryo Hotelfs air conditioned/heated rooms feature tatami (woven-straw) flooring and traditional futon bedding. Rooms are equipped with Yukata robes, a sitting area and free toiletries. A traditional Japanese-style dinner, with fresh (raw and cooked) seafood is served at the dining room, where guests can enjoy the beautifully lit garden. Drinks vending machines, indoor hot spring baths and safety deposit boxes are available to guest for free. A hot spring bath can be reserved for private use. Guests can also enjoy karaoke at a surcharge on the property. The hotel is a 15-minute walk from the Hakone Open-Air Museum and a 10-minute bus ride to Owaku-dani Valley. Guests can also access the Hakone Kowakien Yunessun Hot Spring Amusement Park & Spa Resort within a 5-minute taxi ride.
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    • Hakone Ashinoko Hanaori
      Luxury
      Featuring a terrace with views of Lake Ashi, HakoneEAshinoko Hanaori offers a soothing hot spring bath and sauna. The property is situated a 2-minute walk from Togendai Station on Hakone Ropeway. Free Wifi is available throughout the property and free private parking is provided on site. Each room is air conditioned and comes with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a view of lake or mountain. Amenities include a refrigerator and electric kettle. For your comfort, you will find a hairdryer and free toiletries. Some rooms have a balcony. A 24-hour front desk offers free luggage storage and concierge service. The ryokan has an on-site restaurant and shop. Guests can relax with a massage treatment at the property. Hakone Botanical Garden of Wetlands is a 9-minute drive, while Pola Museum of Art is an 11-minute car ride from HakoneEAshinoko Hanaori. Tokyo Haneda International Airport is 78 km away.
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